THE EDITOR, Sir:
Thank you for the recent publication of a letter titled 'JPS not serious about curbing electricity theft' (Gleaner, August 2, 2013) which highlighted the need for the Jamaica Public Service Company to conduct further anti-theft activities in the Old Harbour Bay community of St Catherine.
The company is now reporting that operations carried out last week in the community resulted in the removal of 35 illegal connections which were used to tamper directly into three Energy Guard boxes used as part of the Residential Advanced Metering Infrastructure system in the area. This is an important find, as breaches of this theft-resistant network lead to sectional outages and compromises the quality of service customers receive.
Also, two men were served with summonses in separate incidents, and are to appear in court on October 1, after the premises they occupied were found to have illegal connections.
JPS wishes to state its appreciation for the public's assistance, through channels such as your publication, as well as the use of our email hotline (firstname.lastname@example.org) and our text line (CYA-RITE:292-7483).
Corporate Communication Officer, JPS